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June 2, 2008

BAGnewsNotes: Mission To Denver


I’m proud to announce that BAGnewsNotes has been awarded blogger credentials to cover the Democratic National Convention.  (Here is the DNCC’s full list of who, from the ’sphere, was accepted.)

In Denver, I’ll be working closely alongside photojournalist and BNN contributer Alan Chin (continuing our work from New Hampshire and Ohio); looking closely over the shoulder of the visual MSM; tapping the intelligence of other photojournalists on the scene; and plumbing every angle to bring you — as well as my “Reading The Pictures” audience at The Huffington Post — not just a unique convention picture, but the picture of the picture.

Because of this, and many other good things happening for the The BAG, I’d like to especially thank each of you, BNN’s supporters, readers and commenters, for all your encouragement and involvement as we continue to look more carefully and deeply into visual politics.

The image above, by the way, was captured by Alan Chin back in January in New Hampshire.  In my mind, the shot — I call it “Little McCain” — speaks to our commitment to the view; the democratic revolution in visual media; and the degree to which “McGaffe” will be in all of our sites come August.  I hope you’ll be especially tuned in to BNN.

(image © Alan Chin.  Nashua, New Hampshire.  January 2008  Used by permission.)

  • mona

    Congratulations Michael! This is good news. I never expressed my appreciation for including Alan on your team; I marvel at his work. If he took a picture of me, I’d be married in a flash!

  • black dog barking

    Congratulations, an honor earned. Keep up the good work providing observations for those of us who prefer the un-pundited point of view.

  • Bob Parker

    Congratulations on the news. It should be an interesting time for all. Keep up your good work.

  • Cactus

    Michael, I’m proud to know ye’ [in a manner of speaking]. After all your hard work over the past few years, you deserve this. Personally, I’m glad you and Alan will be there since all the TV coverage will be filtered through Faux Noise. I’m really looking forward to Alan’s B&W photos because between his eye and the absence of distracting color, a truth may be found. You must be so excited. And what an honor…….out of thousands of blogs, to be chosen.

  • bystander

    I was most pleased when saw you on the list a few days ago. Well done! I’m looking forward to peeking through your viewfinder as you go. Congratulations!

  • K

    Most excellent! Congratulations on an honor well deserved. I feel like I’ll have ‘my own guy’ at the convention covering the news. Very exciting.

  • Books Alive

    Congratulations! I’ll be watching the coverage here and am looking forward to your incisive comments and Alan’s perceptive photos.

  • Hariman

    Good job, Michael. This is great news for all of us, and one more reason to never turn on the tube.

  • the littlest hussein gator

    Yeah! So glad you will be there at the big show. I am in the Dems Abroad delegation as a dnc member elect! and the gnb folks were credentialed as well– so looking forward to talking with you there, and hopeful at netroots… are you going again this year?
    Your work is really important, and I have learned a lot from you and your commentors. keep it up!

  • HubrisSonic

    See you there Michael…

  • The BAG

    Thanks for all the love. And yes, LHG and Hubris, I’ll be at Netroots Nation. We’ll hang out. In fact — more good things happening — I’ll be presenting as part of the “framing” panel with Jeffrey Feldman and George Lakoff. (I’ll be the one showing pictures.)

  • Clareon

    Michael Shaw and Alan Chin–what a great team you make. I’m so glad you will both be at the Convention. Thanks for all of your smart and provocative work. You’ve changed the way I look at news images forever.

  • Rightwingsnarkle

    Nice work. Congratulations. I’m looking forward to your takes on this event.

  • mdhatter

    I’m glad to hear it.

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